Resources for Students with Disabilities

American with Disabilities Act
Information about the ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act: Civil Rights for You
by Dale S. Brown - From Chapter 12: Learning A Living: A Guide for Planning Your Career and Finding A Job for People with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia. Woodbine House 2000.

Association on Higher Education And Disability
A professional organization that serves the educational, information and networking needs of its members. While they doesn't serve parents and students directly, they can point you in the direction of some possible resources.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
COSD provides career resources to better prepare students with disabilities.

Careers and the DisABLED Magazine
Resume Database; List of companies that actively recruit college graduates with disabilities, including Annual Survey of "Top 50 Employers."

CHADD
Leading non-profit organization for children and adults with ADHD.

Disability Info.gov
Employment advice and resources.

Disability Resources
Provides resources to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
Works to increase the successful participation of people with disabilities in academic programs and careers.

Emerging Leaders
Summer Internship opportunities.

ENTRY POINT!
A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
Helps Americans, with and without disabilities, better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities.

Guide to Disability Law
A general primer on the various federal laws that impact the lives of people with disabilities.

HEATH Resource Center
National clearinghouse on postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

Hire Ability
Matches people with disabilities to job openings at Delaware Valley businesses at no cost. The Project Link program is a college to work transition program designed for college students with disabilities. Philadelphia Office – 215-587-3080/ Southern NJ Office – 856-374-4921. For more information about Project Link – contact Michael Looney at 215-587-3344 or mlooney@mageerehab.org.

Job Access
Working with Companies, Non-Profits, and others to employ people with disabilities

Job Accommodation Network
Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
Provides general information about learning disabilities, while local chapters provide referrals to physicians and treatment centers. Provides information and referral to state chapters, parent resources, and local support groups. Publishes news briefs and a professional journal.

National Business & Disability Council
Resume Database, Job Postings, Internships

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by learning disabilities. National information and referral, public outreach and communications, and legislative advocacy and public policy.

Office of the Disability Employment Policy
Job Links - List of employers that are interested in hiring individuals with disabilities

Office of Personnel Management
Information on federal employment

Postsecondary Educational Programs Network (PEPNet2)
Resources for education, career and lifetime choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Tips for Self Advocacy in the Workplace
by Dale S Brown, in Linkages, Fall 1997 Vol. 4, No. 2, pp 13-17.

United Cerebral Palsy Employment
UCP prepares job seekers with disabilities the most comprehensive resources for finding employment. UCP is dedicated to providing employment information and job opportunities for college, graduate, and high school students planning ahead - and others looking to get ahead through more education.

Workforce Recruitment Program
Creates a database of screened candidates with disabilities seeking summer and permanent positions.